Local arts, culture and heritage related activities


Historic City News in St Augustine is pleased to report a partial list of upcoming cultural events and activities to entertain our readers in and around St Johns County as published by the St Johns County Tourist Development Council through its contractor, St Johns Cultural Council, Inc.

A unique collection of arts, culture and heritage related attractions and activities within St Johns County attract tourists to the area from around the state, nation and world. Historic City News contributes this periodic update to our readers in collaboration with the county’s marketing, advertising and promotional efforts.


Butterfield Garage Art Gallery
137 King St # C , St Augustine
Phone: (904) 825-4577
Event Pricing: free
Butterfield Garage Art Gallery is proud to present that they are now entering an exciting new era with the recent addition of 6 selected artists from the now closed “Butterfield Too Gallery” next door (now Mane de Leon Salon), bringing the total number of artists now involved in the collaborative to 23.
Now to Thursday, May 31, 2012
Daily 11-5

Angie Fay Ullmann Art Exhibit
Simple Gestures Gallery 4 White St., St Augustine
Phone: 904/827-9997
Event Pricing: free
Simple Gestures is proud to announce the featured artist for May, Angie Ullmann.
Now to Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Gallery Hours are 11a to 6p Monday thru Saturday

214 Charlotte Street., St Augustine
Event Pricing: free
Elio Beltran has won many awards and
honors through out his career as a painter.
Now to Thursday, May 31, 2012

Annual Nature & Wildlife Exhibit
St. Augustine Art Association
22 Marine St, St. Augustine
Phone: 904-824-2310
Event Pricing: FREE
The exhibit represents nature in all of its beautiful forms and the wildlife that inhabits the great outdoors.
Now to Sunday, May 27, 2012
Tuesday – Saturday: 12-4pm; Sunday 2-5pm

Mitch O’Connell “Good Times” Art Exhibit
space:eight gallery
228 W. King Street, St. Augustine
Phone: 904/829-2838
Event Pricing: free
Now to Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Joe Taylor, Charles Dickinson and Eddie White: Regional Artists from the Tail End of the County
St. Johns County Administration Building
500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine
Phone: 904-808-7330
Event Pricing: free
Now to Thursday, May 24, 2012
8-5pm M-F


Lend Me a Tenor
Limelight Theatre
Directed by Christina Cruz, auditions for this hilarious farce are scheduled for Sunday, June 3, at 6 p.m.
Callbacks Monday, June 4, 2012 at 7 p.m., if needed. (Please arrive 30 minutes early to fill out audition forms).
Audition Location: Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Avenue, St. Augustine 32084
Parking: Free parking is available in private lots next to and directly behind the Theatre
Show runs: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. July 20 – August 19, 2012 with a Terrific Tuesday performance on July 24. Actors call is one hour prior to curtain. Performed on the Matuza Main Stage.
For more information, contact Limelight Theatre:
(904) 825-1164


The weather is warm, the grills are fired up and the swimming pools are open…that means…SUMMER CAMP is around the corner!

Check out www.limelight-theatre.org for all the children, teen and even adult summer classes happening at The Limelight Theatre!
Thanks to the Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation, Kidzfactory is able to offer scholarships to families in need of financial assistance. We are also pleased to provide community drama outreach classes free of charge. For more information, contact us at 825-1164.


The Wednesday Market
St Johns Pier Park
350 A1A Beach Blvd , St Augustine Beach
Phone: 904 347-8007
Event Pricing: free
The Wednesday Market features locally grown produce including organics, Mayport shrimp, local honey, smoothies, Italian Ice, arts, crafts and more.
Every Wednesday, 8 am until 12:30 pm

Lincolnville Farmers’ Market
Eddie Vickers Park
Open every Sunday from 11am-3pm.


‘Sold Out Show’
West Lawn of the Flagler College Campus
74 King St, St Augustine
Phone: 904-826-8530
Event Pricing: free
Flagler College to screen rock docs outdoors through May. For those about to rock, you can salute the genre on screen as Flagler College and the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum present “Sold Out Show,” a rock documentary film series screening Thursdays at 8 p.m. beginning May 10. The series will kick off with the 1970 classic, “Gimme Shelter,” which follows the Rolling Stones and their tragic free concert at Altamont Speedway near San Francisco in early December 1969. “Sold Out Show” will continue with “Heavy Metal Parking Lot” and “Anvil: The Story of Anvil” on May 17, “1991: The Year Punk Broke” on May 24 and finish up with “The Other F Word” on May 31. The films will be presented by special guests who will be available for a question and answer session after each documentary. The films will be screened indoors at the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum, 48 Sevilla St., if there is inclement weather. There will be no seating provided and guests are urged to bring a blanket or beach chairs under 24″ tall. For more information, contact Crisp-Ellert Art Museum director Jule Dickover at 904-826-8530 or jdickover@flagler.edu.
Thursdays, May 10, 2012 to May 31, 2012

The Science and History of Local Moonshine
The Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience
9505 Ocean Shore Boulevard , St Augustine
Phone: 904) 461-4003
Event Pricing: free
Jimmy Day is a graduate of the University of Miami, a master distiller and owner of the local firm, Flagler Spirits. As a result of his family having a long and colorful history of “distilling” in North Florida, he will discuss the history of moonshining in the area from pre-Civil War to the present. He will also bring together the economics and culture of the moonshine industry in a lively and informative presentation. Lectures are free and open to the public. There is no charge for parking and reservations are not necessary.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
7 p.m.


Music by the Sea Concert Series
Pier Pavillion
Saint Johns County Pier Park, St Augustine Beach
Phone: 904 347-8007
Event Pricing: free concert, dinner priced separately
From mid May thru September, weather permitting,there are free concerts each Wednesday from 7 till 9 PM. The concert series features a wide variety of music and prior to the concert a local restaurant makes dinner appetizers available. This is a family friendly event so bring your cooler, your beach chairs and join us for the 2012 Music by the Sea Concerts. Check the website for the schedule of bands. Wednesday, May 09, 2012 to Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Glad Melody Gang Entertains
River House
179 Marine St., St. Augustine
Phone: 209-3646
Event Pricing: free
Playing a variety of music from ragtime standards to Mexicana, this recorder group includes Jack Page, ROWITA recipient Betty Fell, Liz Frank and Jackie Schaab. The Glad Melody Gang is pleased to play at their second appearance at beautiful River House, another happy appearance for these musicians, who have already enjoyed playing at the Castillo, the Limelight Theatre, Memorial Presbyterian Church, the St. Augustine Art Association, and the Lighthouse. Join us on May 16th from 10:30-11:15 AM. Call 209-3646 for information.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
10:30-11:15 AM

Navy Band Southeast’s Woodwind Quintet, Fair Winds
River House
179 Marine St., St. Augustine
Phone: 209-3646
Event Pricing: Complimentary
Enjoy musical styles ranging from traditional woodwind quintet pieces, to Broadway hits, and patriotic fare. Fair Winds has performed at military ceremonies, official receptions, public concerts, and schools throughout the Southeast region. We love the Navy Band and are looking forward to Fair Winds’ first visit to River House! May 9th 10:00 AM. The concert is complimentary.
Wednesday, May 09, 2012
10:00-11:00 AM


Creative Writers Showcase
River House
179 Marine St., St. Augustine
Phone: 209-3646
Event Pricing: free
Calling all creative writers! Don’t be shy – help us to celebrate Older Americans Month by participating in this event to showcase your works. Short stories, memoirs, slice of life – whatever you’d like to read! If you’re too shy to read it yourself, we have volunteers ready! Call 209-3655 to sign up for a time.
Friday, May 11, 2012
10:45-11:30 AM


Writers’ Theater Partnership
Anastasia Island Branch Library
124 Seagrove Main Street, St. Augustine Beach
Phone: 904.209.3730
Event Pricing: FREE
A new partnership dedicated to bringing out the best in your play, screenplay or short story. If you have an original work you would like Writers’ Theater to read aloud, contact Jennifer Latka at rogersandlatka@yahoo.comWorkshop
May 22, 2012
6 – 8 p.m.